A man is dead after walking into traffic and being hit by an SUV Thursday evening in Whitley County.
After an argument just after 8 P.M., 64-year old Tommy Heatwole of Jellico,Tennessee got out of a car at exit 15 and walked into traffic on I75.
Shortly after stepping into the roadway he was struck by a Chevrolet Trailblazer. Heatwole died at the scene.
The driver and passenger in the Trailblazer were not injured.